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  • Fukuyama Masaharu to play his first role as a father in upcoming movie

    December 27, 2012 @ 8:34 am

    Actor/singer-songwriter Fukuyama Masaharu will be teaming up with director Koreeda Hirokazu for a new movie called 'Soshite Chichi ni Naru'. In the film, Fukuyama will play his first father role and his wife will be played by actress Ono Machiko. The second couple will be played by Maki Yoko, who has co-starred with Fukuyama in 'Ryomaden', and Lily Franky. The story of 'Soshite Chichi ni Naru' will revolve around the growth and hardship

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  • Upcoming fall drama 'Going My Home' holds press conference

    September 28, 2012 @ 12:58 am

    On September 27th, Fuji TV's affiliated TV station KTV held a press conference for their upcoming fall drama 'Going My Home'. The press conference was attended by starring actor Abe Hiroshi, his co-stars Yamaguchi Tomoko, Miyazaki Aoi, Nishida Toshiyuki, and YOU as well as the director Koreeda Hirokazu. 'Going My Home' is a humorous tale that focuses on the clumsy 45-year-old CM coordinator 'Tsuboi Ryota' (Abe) who always seems to be stuck

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  • Abe Hiroshi and Yamaguchi Tomoko discuss Director Koreeda Hirokazu and 'Going My Home'

    September 14, 2012 @ 8:37 am

    Back in July, it was announced that Abe Hiroshi, Yamaguchi Tomoko, and Miyazaki Aoi are starring in an upcoming fall family drama, which has recently been given the title 'Going My Home' (Fuji TV). Yamaguchi hasn't appeared in dramas for 16 years, and Miyazaki's last appearance in a non-satellite drama was also more than a decade ago. Moreover, the drama's original story, script, and direction is handled by famed director Koreeda Hirokazu

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  • Miyazaki Aoi, Abe Hiroshi & Yamaguchi Tomoko to co-star in new drama this fall

    July 9, 2012 @ 9:36 pm

    On July 10th, it was announced that Miyazaki Aoi, Abe Hiroshi, and Yamaguchi Tomoko will be starring in an upcoming Fuji TV fall drama whose title has yet to be announced. This drama is certainly going to be on everyone's minds after today's headlines, since it features three huge and amazing stars. While Abe is still familiar among drama viewers, Miyazaki hasn't been appearing in a commercial network drama since 'Shiawase no Shippo' (TBS)

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  • Yamaguchi Tomoko to star in her first drama in 16 years

    June 3, 2012 @ 6:38 pm

    It has been announced actress Yamaguchi Tomoko will come back to star in a new Fuji TV's drama series as a wife of the lead role, Abe Hiroshi. The yet-to-be-titled drama is scheduled to air from October, every Tuesday at 10:00 PM. This will be Yamaguchi's first time starring in a drama in 16 years, after popular drama 'Long Vacation'(1996) which marked the audience rating of 36.7% as a highest figure. Regarding her co-star Abe, she commen

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  • Koreeda Hirokazu's "Kiseki" will star Maeda Maeda

    September 17, 2010 @ 11:35 pm

    Maeda Maeda, a comedy duo consisting of two brothers in grade school, will star in a new film by acclaimed director, Koreeda Hirokazu. The movie will be titled “Kiseki”, and it aims to show a typical family relationship in the Kyushu region. It was Koreeda who chose Kyushu as the setting for the movie because the Kyushu Shinkansen ("Kyushu Bullet Train Line") is scheduled to open on March 2011. Not only is Koreeda fond of trains, but this pa

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